Ask any baker about their favorite childhood memories and I’ll bet that many come up with warm and cozy stories about baking Christmas cookies and fighting over licking the beaters with their pesky siblings. At least that’s what fills this baker’s head during this time of year. That and dancing sugar plums.
I always hated that my mom sent me to share one of the dough-slathered beaters with my kid brother. He never helped but always got to reap the rewards.
Fear not, beer-bakers! This year you can keep the dough all for yourself if your kid brother is too young to enjoy delicious beer. If he’s old enough, you can go ahead and just tell yourself that he wouldn’t appreciate it, and keep the goodies to yourself anyways.
I wanted to make something with my hands-down favorite Washington-Brewed IPA, Fremont Brewing’s Interurban IPA. Luckily, I have an easy supply of this beer, as it’s brewed across the street from my house. The beer is almost apricot-like in its hop flavors, making it a great addition to holiday cookies with dried apricots! I also went ahead and made some cookies with Fremont’s Abominable Ale, a winter warmer which pairs nicely with tart dried cranberries.